Good Morning!!! Can you believe that this is the last week of January...already!
A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at welt pockets and gained a lot of inspiration. Well, bound buttonholes are nothing more than tiny welt pockets. The problem with bound buttonholes though is that they are small, fidgety and just down right scary to put into a garment that you've worked so hard on. Well, be sure to scroll on down as I have listed some wonderful tutorials and even a tool that makes the process so much easier. But first, let's take a look at a few interesting and pretty buttonholes.
This buttonhole is nothing more than a long welt pocket with openings for the 3 buttons. This could make a lovely accent on a garment.
Vogue Patterns, you've seen this lovely coat from Ralph Rucci.
Here's a couple of close ups of the buttonholes.
Here's another example of slanted bound buttonholes. Beautifully done I might add.
How about this interesting shape from Louise Cutting. You can find the tutorial HERE.
When I was 16 years old, I bought this tool,
I found this link on Amazon. The tool is $4.19, but then of course there is shipping. I also found this link on the Joann Fabrics website. It's a dollar more than the amazon price, but the shipping might be cheaper, so check it out.
Making beautiful bound buttonholes is just like making beautiful welt pockets, it takes practice. But please don't shy away from making the buttonholes as they can really set your garment apart.
Have a lovely week!